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03 June 2012 @ 05:41 pm
So, after MANY tries I succeeded in getting my Divacup in. I wasn't able to rotate it no matter how hard I tried, but I prodded around it with my finger and it seemed to have opened. I thought it was in far enough, but when I stood up and tested it by baring down just a tiny bit, I could feel it slip down and the stem started to poke me. I tried and tried to push it in farther, but it was difficult to do anything but push on the tip of the stem, and that just made the stem bend without moving the cup at all. Also, when I pushed really really hard, I felt a sort of pressure on my insides (not necessarily painful though.)... Has anyone else experienced this? Could that be the cup pushing up against my cervix, perhaps? If so, I must have a pretty short vaginal canal... I'm wondering, should I keep trying to push the cup in farther or should I just cut the stem?

Thanks!
 
chamekkechamekke on June 4th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
I wasn't able to rotate it no matter how hard I tried

Rotating isn't a prerequisite, it's just one of several methods to help ensure the cup opens up. (I have trouble rotating mine too!) My favourite method is to do a finger-swipe round the rim and, if there's any question about its being full open, pressing against the back wall of the vagina to allow in some extra air.

I thought it was in far enough, but when I stood up and tested it by baring down just a tiny bit, I could feel it slip down and the stem started to poke me

Yeah, your cup will end up sitting where it wants to. For some people, it likes to snuggle tightly around the cervix while for others, it prefers to position itself lower in the vagina. It's probably futile to try and make it sit anywhere other than where it wants to go, so if you find that the stem is uncomfortable, then by all means feel free to trim it down.

(And you can also try turning your Diva Cup inside-out! This shortens the length by approximately 5 mm, depending on which version of the cup you've got. A lot of wearers do this with their cup :-)

Edited at 2012-06-04 02:07 am (UTC)